William Alexander Summy

5 December 1818–6 October 1862 (Age 43)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Alexander

William Alexander Summy was born on 5 December 1818, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States as the son of George W Summy. He married Elizabeth Briggs on 22 February 1842, in Brown, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brown, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Versailles Township, Brown, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 6 October 1862, in Brown Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Briggs Cemetery, Versailles, Brown, Illinois, United States.

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William Alexander Summy
Elizabeth Briggs
Marriage: 22 February 1842
Mary Ann McBride
Andrew Jackson Summy
Alonzo Antone "Tone" Summy
Leonidas Summy
Elmira Summy
George Richard Summy

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22 February 1842
Brown, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 1

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

See Summey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alex Summey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alex Summy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alexander Summy in entry for Eugene Summy, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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